"He would be so practical. He made great hamburgers" - Actress Jacqueline Bisset, saying that Paul Newman would be the person she would like to take to a desert island.
"There will certainly be a beano if I am still about " - Actress Honor Blackman, pictured, on her approaching 90th birthday. "I've still got the sun in my pocket. I am an incurable optimist" - Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. "Women will have cost me dear" - French President Francois Hollande. "I was never intimidated as a head teacher and I do not intend to be intimidated as chief inspector " - Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, who says he is "spitting blood" over attacks on the education watchdog.